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  1. 1. REVIEWS - Adobe Creative Suite 4 DesignPremium Upgrade [Mac] [OLD VERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.8 out of 5Product FeatureEnjoy feature-packed new versions of your favoriteqdesign tools; plus, discover innovative onlineservices for collaborating, finding inspiration, andmastering your design tools, and use AdobeFireworks CS4 for fast website prototypingIn Adobe InDesign CS4, easily manage placed filesqin the new, customizable Links panel; rotate thecanvas in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended or thespread in InDesign; and combine multipleartboards in a single document in Adobe IllustratorCS4Build rich documents by exporting an InDesignqlayout and adding animation in Adobe Flash CS4Professional; prototype websites by openingPhotoshop or Illustrator mockups in Fireworks CS4,then embellish in Flash or publish in AdobeDreamweaver CS4In Flash CS4 Professional, create simple butqengaging animations in as few as two steps. UsePhotoshop CS4 Extended to enhance video footage,even syncing visual effects to the audio trackEdit and manipulate 3D content in a streamlinedqinterface--paint directly on 3D models withoutleaving Photoshop CS4 Extended; wrap 2D imagesaround common 3D shapes, and create 3Danimations by controlling movement, cameraposition, and renderingRead moreqProduct DescriptionAdobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium is the ultimate toolkit for crafting precise page layouts, achievingtypographic finesse, creating stunning digital images and vector graphics, developing eye-catching web pagesand rich interactive experiences, and producing them all with utmost fidelity within a single, unified creativeenvironment. InDesign CS4 Photoshop CS4 Extended Illustrator CS4 Flash CS4 Professional Dreamweaver CS4
  2. 2. Fireworks CS4 Acrobat 9 Pro Adobe Bridge CS4 Adobe Device Central CS4 Version Cue CS4 Read moreProduct DescriptionAdobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium software is the ultimate toolkit for todays designer. Take your ideas incompletely new directions--with 3D, animation, and interactivity. Build on your existing skills, workingefficiently across products with simplified flow and new ways of collaborating to deliver rich, expressive designsfor print, web, and mobile media.Leverage the familiar InDesign environment and your existing expertise to deliver design in more media. Just oneexample: Export an InDesign layout as XFL, open it in Flash, edit text and graphics, and then add interactiveelements to produce a compelling dynamic document. Click to enlarge.Drag a Photoshop image into a Dreamweaver page to create a dynamically linked Smart Object. If the source filechanges, a badge shows that the Dreamweaver version is no longer current. To update the image, simply click theUpdate icon in the Properties panel. Click to enlarge.In Illustrator, create and arrange up to 100 artboards of differing sizes, and then save them in a single, multipagePDF file or export them as sequentially numbered files. Click to enlarge.
  3. 3. In Photoshop, rotate canvas and image together to any angle for convenient viewing and editing. Click to enlarge.Upgrade from CS3 to Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design PremiumLicensed owners of Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard,Production Premium, and Master Collection can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium for specialpricing.Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design PremiumEssential design tools enhanced and extendedEnjoy feature-packed new versions of your favorite design tools. Plus discover innovative online services forcollaborating, finding inspiration, and mastering your design tools, and use Adobe Fireworks CS4 for fastwebsite prototyping.Everyday tasks made even simplerIn Adobe InDesign CS4, easily manage placed files in the new, customizable Links panel. Rotate the canvas inAdobe Photoshop CS4 Extended or the spread in InDesign. Combine multiple artboards in a single document inAdobe Illustrator CS4, plus many more enhancements.Streamlined delivery across mediaBuild rich, interactive documents by exporting an InDesign layout and adding animation in Adobe Flash CS4Professional. Prototype websites by opening Photoshop or Illustrator mockups in Fireworks CS4, and thenembellishing in Flash or publishing in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.Easy-to-do animation and videoIn Flash CS4 Professional, create simple but engaging animations in as few as two steps. Use Photoshop CS4Extended to enhance video footage, even syncing visual effects to the audio track.Powerful 3D possibilitiesEdit, enhance, and manipulate 3D content in a streamlined interface--even paint directly on 3D models withoutleaving Photoshop CS4 Extended. Wrap 2D images around common 3D shapes, and create 3D animations bycontrolling movement, camera position, and rendering.Mobile designs for millionsUse Adobe Device Central CS4 to easily create, preview, and test mobile content on a wide selection of devicesunder simulated real-life conditions directly from your desktop.Innovative collaboration and presentationsAccess the Adobe ConnectNow service to easily share your screen to present, review, or brainstorm from withinyour design software. Showcase your work in a dynamic, customizable PDF Portfolio that is easy to distributeand view.Quality testing as you workCatch production errors on-the-fly with Live Preflight in InDesign CS4, preview content under real-world browserconditions with Live View in Dreamweaver CS4, test mobile designs in Device Central, and use enhancedpreflight checks and corrections in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.Convenient new common interfaceEnjoy improved interface consistency across all Design Premium components. Flexibly arrange multiple
  4. 4. documents in a single window to compare content or drag-copy objects between them. Easily tab throughmultiple open documents without maximizing each one.Answers when you need themConnect to the expertise of the online design community through your creative desktop. Access informationranging from basic tips, Adobe Help content, and video tutorials to community discussions and blogs.In InDesign, sort by any column and easily scan the thumbnails in the enhanced Links panel to view detailed,customizable information about linked content. Click to enlarge.In InDesign, quickly create a compelling interactive document by using the new Page Transitions panel to addanimated transitions such as Page Turn. Then export the document as a SWF file that anyone with Adobe FlashPlayer or a web browser that supports Flash can conveniently view. Click to enlarge.Creating a basic Flash animation is now a simple two-step process: Select an object and choose Create MotionTween, and then drag the object. The resulting motion path can be easily edited using Bezier curves. Click toenlarge.
  5. 5. Paint directly on 3D objects in Photoshop Extended and view the results immediately. Click to enlarge.Quickly and reliably test mobile content in a variety of simulated lighting environments by controlling testsettings for backlight, reflections, contrast, and more. Click to enlarge.Top new benefits of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design PremiumEnjoy essential design tools and services, expanded and refinedThe latest release of Creative Suite 4 Design Premium extends way beyond feature-packed new versions ofInDesign, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat Pro. For fastprototyping of websites and interactive designs, weve added Fireworks CS4. Weve also included powerful newonline services for learning, collaborating, and finding inspiration. For detailed information about individualfeatures in specific Design Premium components, refer to the documents listed in the sidebar on this page.Streamline everyday tasksValuable new features in your favorite tools support smoother, more efficient workflows and let you stayfocused on the all-important creative process. In Illustrator CS4, lay out and design multi-part projects using upto 100 variable-sized artboards in a single document; save multiple artboards in a single, multipage PDF file orexport them in one step as sequentially numbered files in any supported file format; easily create complexvector shapes with the new Blob Brush tool; and specify transparent colors within gradients to create andfine-tune subtle interactions between objects.Two new panels in Photoshop CS4 Extended provide convenient yet exacting creative control: The Adjustmentspanel bypasses dialog boxes and allows direct, nondestructive editing without altering or losing your originalimage, and the Masks panel speeds creating and fine-tuning pixel and vector masks for application of specialeffects. Whats more--a top request from Photoshop users--you can now rotate the canvas so that you can workon any image from any angle.In InDesign CS4, use the redesigned Links panel to easily find, manage, and organize placed files; quickly scana customizable selection of linked-file attributes; and identify files by scanning crystal-clear thumbnails insteadof confusing filenames. For a fresh perspective on an InDesign layout or to tweak unconventional designelements, rotate the spread in 90-degree increments. Use convenient new Smart Guides in InDesign,Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks to display information such as height, width, X and Y coordinates, androtation and shear angles--as you drag--so that you can precisely position or resize objects. Design Premium
  6. 6. offers improved speed and accuracy so you can be more productive than ever before.Use your existing expertise as a foundation for web, interactive, and mobile designThe smoothly integrated software in Creative Suite 4 Design Premium lets you use work created in the familiarenvironments of InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator as a platform for experimenting with new media anddelivery channels. Heres one example of a highly efficient workflow for developing a website or rich interactiveapplication: Open Photoshop or Illustrator layered artwork in Fireworks to begin building a prototype, andcontinue to refine high-quality typographic elements thanks to the newly incorporated Adobe text engine. Toadd Flash components or to produce and publish web pages, export the Fireworks prototype as a CSS-basedlayout and import it into Flash or Dreamweaver. Whether for websites or for Flash, Flex¨, HTML, or Adobe AIRapplications, you can move from concept to mock-up to prototype to finished product while retaining everymodification you make from one step to the next.Another possibility--combine the page layout and typographic strengths of InDesign with the interactivity ofFlash to create compelling dynamic documents. Start with an InDesign layout that incorporates superiortypography, multiple columns, long text flows, and rich graphics, and export it in XFL format (the internal fileformat that allows for improved integration within the Creative Suite 4 family). When you open the document inFlash, not only will you see unparalleled fidelity between the InDesign and Flash versions, you can also freelyedit text and graphics. This new integration between InDesign and Flash lets designers and developerscollaborate closely, each using their favorite tools, to produce engaging online reading experiences.A third alternative--quickly create attention-getting brochures and datasheets by adding dynamic buttons andpage transitions to a layout in InDesign and then exporting it as a SWF file for playback with Adobe Flash Player.Finally, new visual design features in both Flash and Dreamweaver make it easier than ever for designers whoshun code to produce engaging web, interactive, and mobile designs.Set your ideas in motion with video and animationIf youve ever wanted to venture into animation and interactive design, nows the time. New object-basedanimation makes designing in Flash more straightforward and similar to working with other Adobe creativeapplications. This enhanced ease of use reduces the learning curve for print designers accustomed to workingwith static design elements. Building a basic animation now takes two stunningly simple steps: Right-click anobject on the stage and choose Create Motion Tween, and then move the object. Motion paths are generatedautomatically and can be easily edited using familiar Bezier curves. Whats more, entire animations can bemoved to new locations in a single step, and adjusting object location, rotation, and scale is as simple asgrabÐmoveÐrelease. New Motion Editor and Motion Presets panels provide quick and exacting control overminute details, while advanced tools for creating complex motion effects, applying decorative patterns, andanimating 2D objects in 3D space offer more creative options for designers and developers alike. If youincorporate video or animation into your web and mobile designs, youll appreciate being able to paint, retouch,and do pixel-level editing on every frame of a movie file in Photoshop--especially with a new audio playbackfeature that makes it easier to sync the visual effects to the audio track.Capture attention with stunning 2D and 3D imagesPhotoshop CS4 Extended enables everything from streamlining everyday tasks to tackling new creativepossibilities. In addition to enjoying the convenient new Adjustments and Masks panels and the canvas rotationfeature described above, you can now zoom and pan freely without delay or distortion, and paint more quicklyand smoothly. Refine images using enhanced Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools that allow you to lighten ordarken specific areas while preserving natural-looking overall tone and color. Experiment with advancedcompositing enhancements, including 360-degree spherical panoramas, vignette correction, expandeddepth-of-field adjustments, and more.Powerful new 3D painting and compositing features make editing, enhancing, and manipulating 3D imagesboth exciting and easy. Convert 2D images to common 3D shapes such as cubes, cylinders, or spheres. Paintdirectly on 3D models with all of the powerful Photoshop image-editing tools, and see the results immediately.Create print-quality 3D product shots that can be merged into consistently scaled, aligned, and lightedcomposite images, or experiment with 3D logos that can be rotated in space while being moved along ananimation path.
  7. 7. Deliver compelling content to mobile devices worldwideGiven the skyrocketing use of mobile devices around the world, getting up to speed with mobile design offersboth rapidly expanding business opportunities and intriguing creative challenges. Adobe Device Central CS4software, a visual testing tool that works with content from most Creative Suite 4 components, makesdeveloping mobile designs easier and faster--even if youre brand new to this emerging creative discipline.Develop content with your favorite Adobe creative tool, and then use Device Central to preview and test it onan extensive selection of devices under a variety of simulated real-life conditions. Whether youre creatingwallpapers, screensavers, or even mobile websites, blogs, or "advergames," Device Central enables you toextend your workflow to successfully incorporate high-quality mobile content into cross-media campaigns.New and enhanced features in Device Central CS4 include an automatically updated online device library,automated testing on multiple devices, simulation of network performance impact on user experience, andimproved video-packaging tools. Device Central also includes new tools for simplifying project management,collaboration, and deployment of content to mobile phones, as well as streamlined workflows for handlingmobile video.Collaborate, package, and present in exciting new waysTimely, convenient, and effective communication with clients and colleagues can make the difference betweena design project thats a resounding success and one that misses the mark, veers off schedule, goes overbudget, or all three. And how you package and present your work--whether youre pitching a new job or seekingreview at a project milestone--determines whether you land that work or get that go-ahead.Design Premium includes several exciting new capabilities to help you access the timely information you needor get the favorable reception you want. E-mail a PDF document with built-in synchronized viewing; whetherscrolling page to page or zooming in for detail, you and the recipient navigate the document together,simultaneously seeing exactly the same view so you can collaborate in real time.You can also give your colleagues or clients a front-row view of your desktop by using service connected into key components of Design Premium. Just choose File > Share My Screen inInDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, or other components of Design Premium, and start workingonline with up to two guests at a time for no additional service charge. Simple to use, easy to access, and withreliable cross-platform support, ConnectNow allows you to more readily share knowledge, get immediatefeedback, and streamline your creative review workflow. For more information, see "Creative Pro OnlineServices" on page 11.Showcase completed projects or works in progress using new PDF Portfolios to deliver dynamic, interactivepresentations that anyone using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro can view. Combine layouts, drawings,images, video, audio, animations, and other elements into a single PDF Portfolio; add navigation by easilycustomizing and branding a built-in, professionally designed navigation template or by developing your ownwith Flash or Flex. Marry the visual fidelity of PDF with the dynamic appeal of Flash to make your work look itsvery best.
  8. 8. Using Live Preflight in InDesign, you can open the Preflight panel to be alerted to errors as they occur rather thanwhen the presses are just about to roll. Click to enlarge.Live View lets you see exactly how your pages will appear in a web browser directly from within Dreamweaver, soyou can quickly tweak the code right then and there. Click to enlarge.Live View lets you see exactly how your pages will appear in a web browser directly from within Dreamweaver, soyou can quickly tweak the code right then and there. Click to enlarge.
  9. 9. To allow you to work smoothly and swiftly within components and to move effortlessly among them, DesignPremium offers several elegant, cross-component interface enhancements, including N-up view, an application bar,an application frame, and tabbed documents, and task-based workspaces. Click to enlarge.Achieve high-quality production at every step in every mediumCreative vision is one part of the success equation; high-quality execution of that vision is the other. DesignPremium offers a range of powerful preflight, preview, testing, and correction tools to help you achieve precisecontrol over your finished product, catching mistakes as they occur rather than at the last minute, when it canbe costly and time-consuming to correct them.In InDesign, a new Preflight panel provides continuous, real-time, comprehensive error checking andnotification so that you can detect, locate, and fix problems on the fly directly in the layout. No morediscovering just when youre about to go on press that a thorny production problem on one page meansreflowing text on all the rest. In Illustrator, a new Separations preview panel prevents output surprises such asunexpected spot colors; missed, unwanted, or white overprinting; and CMYK blacks in text and placed files.In Dreamweaver, too, you can deliver an error-free final product in less time. Live View previews your pagesunder real-world browser conditions while still giving you direct access to the code, and improved JavaScriptdebugging helps you deliver flawless code the first time around. Acrobat 9 Pro also includes numerousenhancements that make preflighting more powerful and convenient, including support for new PDF/Xstandards; new checks and fixups; and refinements to the Preflight panel that make it easier to find, select, andorganize profiles, checks, and fixups. A new option in the Output Preview panel allows you to click on any objectto view metadata and information about images, text, graphics, and object stacking order. And for mobilecontent, as youve already learned, Device Central offers automated testing using an extensive, automaticallyupdated selection of device profiles.Discover power, depth, and ease at your fingertipsProfessional design just keeps getting more fast-paced, demanding, and competitive. To maintain your edge(and your equilibrium), you need design tools so well crafted that you never have to think about them--theyrethere when and where you need them and they do exactly what you expect, so you can remain absorbed in thecreative process. To allow you to work smoothly and swiftly within components and to move effortlessly amongthem, Design Premium offers several elegant, cross-component interface enhancements, including N-up view,an application bar, an application frame, and tabbed documents, and task-based workspaces.In addition to harnessing shared interface enhancements, individual components offer further refinements thatmake commonly used tools easier to find the first--or the umpteenth--time you use them. For example, neweasy access to on-object and on-artboard controls in Illustrator let you focus on your artwork, not on searchingfor panels and options.Creative Pro Online Services
  10. 10. Connect to the power of the online community through your creative desktop. New online services accessedfrom within Design Premium let you search for help from the online community; share your screen withcolleagues or clients in a few quick clicks; get color inspiration from your peers; more easily and efficientlymanage day-to-day web content updates; and more. (All Creative Pro Online Services require an Internetconnection.)Adobe Community HelpGet the power of an online search engine within Design Premium, but with more targeted results thanks toAdobe Community Help. Searchable content includes the in-depth, product-specific Help Adobe has alwaysdelivered, plus additional Adobe and third-party content chosen by experts at Adobe and in the design andproduction communities. With Adobe Community Help, you can find exactly the answers you need, fast.(Internet connection required for extended content.)Adobe Kuler panelExplore, create, and share color themes with Adobe Kuler. Kick start your creative projects with colorinspiration from the online Kuler community. Browse thousands of themes by newest, most popular, or highestrated; or search themes by tag word, title, or creator. Themes can be downloaded and moved to your Swatchespanel with a single click. Or use an interactive color wheel that supports standard harmony rules to developyour own color themes that you can save, move to your Swatches panel, and upload to share with others.(Internet connection required for community functionality.)Acrobat.comUse services with Acrobat to store and share large documents, collect form data, and reviewdocuments with anyone, anywhere. Thanks to the connection between one of the services, AdobeConnectNow, and Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, you can meet live over the web to share your screen,present creative concepts and ideas, and brainstorm with up to two online guests for no additional servicecharge. To share your screen with colleagues and clients, choose File > Share My Screen from Adobe CS4components, such as Photoshop CS4 Extended or Flash CS4 Professional, or choose File > Collaborate > ShareMy Screen from Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Guests can then see your desktop on their screens as you work. You canexchange ideas using the chat pod, add a live video or audio feed, or use the Whiteboard feature to enableguests to comment on content.You can even temporarily hand over control of the screen to a guest to collaborate on a file. services, such as Share, Create PDF, My Files, and Adobe Buzzword, are accessible via Acrobat 9Pro, an Adobe AIR version of (included with this edition of Creative Suite 4), and your web browser.(Internet connection required.)InContext EditingMake your web page content available for online editing by others when you use InContext Editing. Offer yourcolleagues, clients or end users an easier way to make simple edits without impacting the design integrity ofyour web pages--and without help from you or additional software on their computers. Use the InContextEditing toolbar in Dreamweaver to set up your web pages, and then use the preview of this online service toenable content changes by others. (This service is currently available as a preview technology on Adobe Labs,and accessible from within Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. During this preview, you can use it at no additionalcharge. Further information about its availability will be posted to Adobe Labs when appropriate.)Adobe Bridge HomeVisit Adobe Bridge Home--an online channel available in Adobe Bridge CS4--and stay up to date with whatsnew from Adobe and the design, web development, and video and audio production communities at large.Watch the latest video tutorials for your Creative Suite 4 software, listen to a podcast interview with a leadingdesigner, or learn about the next training event in your community. Discover tips and resources that can helpyou work smarter and faster, making the most of your Design Premium software.About Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design StandardFor design and production professionals focused on print publishing who do not need the full-fledged web,interactive, and mobile design capabilities of Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks, or the advanced video-,animation-, and 3D-editing tools in Photoshop Extended, Adobe offers Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard
  11. 11. software. Design Standard combines full new versions of InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4, andAcrobat 9 Pro with Adobe Bridge CS4, Adobe Version Cue CS4, and Adobe Device Central CS4.Part of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 familyAdobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection is your premier solution for professional creative work. MasterCollection combines the best of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Web Premium, and ProductionPremium editions with advanced productivity features, so you can create content for virtually all media withone value-packed offering.Choose Your EditionWith the tightly integrated tools and services in Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, you can create visually richcontent for virtually any media--print, web, interactive, video, audio, and mobile. Find the one thats right foryou:Adobe Creative Suite 4 also allows you to access features and services that are hosted online, such as AdobeCommunity Help, Adobe Kuler, Adobe ConnectNow (a service on, Adobe InContext Editing, andBridge Home.*
  12. 12. * This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speedInternet connection. The online services, and some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages and/or currenciesand may be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the online services is governed by separate terms of use and by theAdobe privacy policy, and access to these services may require user registration. Some online services, including services initiallyoffered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees. For additional details and to review the terms of use and privacy policy, pleasevisit Read more